Mens Soccer: Muskies drop to Edgewood but tie Concordia

Alec Noa, Staff Reporter

Wednesday Sept. 26 The Lakeland College men’s soccer team started their week off slowly when they dropped the contest 2-0. This game marked the fifth time the Muskies have gone scoreless in a game.

The Muskie men were outshot 24-4 in the contest and gave up one goal in each half. Edgewood players that put Edgewood ahead were Kelmend Isaj and Stephen Gilbert scoring in the 28th minute and the 73rd minute of the contest. But the Muskie defense was able to make up for the lack of offense in the game with Alex Piekarski making ten saves in the contest, six of them coming in the second half. This game has dropped the Muskies’ overall record to 2-6-1 for the season.

On Saturday Sept. 29 the Muskies took the field again looking for redemption when they took on Concordia University Chicago in River Forrest Illinois. The game started off a little slow with both teams unable to convert on scoring opportunities going into the second half scoreless.

But Concordia started the action off right away when DeAndre McLaurin punched in a goal in the second minute of the second half to put the cougars up in the contest. The game looked to be over when Concordia still had the lead with just 18 seconds left in regulation.

But Lakeland’s Daiya Akiyama was not going to let the Muskies go down that easily, scoring the last goal of the contest just as the game was coming to a close to send it into overtime. Neither team was able to capitalize in overtime and the contest ended in a 1-1 tie. The Muskies outshot Concordia 31-23 in the contest, and Piekarski had eight saves. The tie has put the Muskies’ overall record for the season to 2-6-2.

The Muskies will look to continue outshooting their opponents when they take on Concordia University Wisconsin on Tuesday Oct. 2 at Lakeland College.


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